Sarah Fisher named team principal of year

An international racing organization has picked Sarah Fisher its

team principal of the year.

Fisher, a longtime IndyCar driver and now team owner, was

honored by the Professional MotorSport World Expo on Wednesday

night in Cologne, Germany. Fisher beat out three other nominees.

The organization presented awards in eight categories.

The 31-year-old Fisher formed a part-time IndyCar team in 2008

and won her first race last month when Ed Carpenter took the title

at Kentucky.

Fisher has been one of the most popular personalities in the

series for years. She’s started the Indy 500 eight times, but left

the cockpit this year because she was pregnant. Fisher delivered a

baby girl Sept. 13.